Prime Minister receives overseas Vietnamese, US businessmen, scholars
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives overseas Vietnamese, US businessmen, scholars. (Photo: VNA)|
At a working breakfast with representatives from several OV-owned enterprises in the fields of finance and technology, the Prime Minister shared the difficulties and challenges of OVs and OV businessmen in the US caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Government leader expressed his respect and gratitude for their contributions to Viet Nam’s pandemic prevention and control, both materially and spiritually.
He expressed his hope that OV entrepreneurs will stay healthy, enjoy better business, respect local law, and contribute more to the homeland as well as the Viet Nam- US relations.
The Vietnamese Party and State always consider the OV community as an integral part of Viet Nam, and have set forth many guidelines, policies and specific measures to create more and more favourable conditions for them to visit the homeland and engage in investment and business, scientific - technological cooperation, and cultural - art activities, the Prime Minister said.
He instructed relevant agencies to consider and build virtual working mechanisms to facilitate contact with OVs.
OV businessmen made recommendations on policies to attract talents, promote the image of Vietnam, and mechanisms and policies of the Party and State to global investors, as well as proposals on specific projects and programmes underway in the country.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) and Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Asia Pacific Sandy Gupta. (Photo: VGP)|
Receiving Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Asia Pacific Sandy Gupta and other leading officials of Microsoft, Prime Minister Chinh congratulated Microsoft on its successes in recent times and its implementation of a digital transformation programme globally, including in Viet Nam. He said he hopes Microsoft will effectively implement its programmes in Viet Nam and contribute recommendations to help Viet Nam effectively implement its digital transformation programme and build a digital government, a digital society, and digital citizens.
Microsoft executives said that this century is Asia's century and Viet Nam is a big contributor.
As Viet Nam has a young population and is a dynamic country ready to accept new technologies, Microsoft wishes to build digital skills for everyone, both in the public and private sectors; and develop data science in Viet Nam. Currently, Microsoft is coordinating with the country's Ministry of Information and Communications to implement these programmes, and wants to cooperate with Viet Nam in digital transformation, network security and helping the country achieve the goal of reducing gas emissions to zero by 2050, thus helping it build a green economy, digital economy, sustainable development, they said.
|Prime Minister Chinh (R) proposes Stanford University to help Viet Nam build Big Data. (Photo: VOV)|
The same day, the Vietnamese Government leader also met Prof. Dr. Ruth O’Hara, Chair of the 2021-2022 Faculty Senate of the Academic Council of Stanford University and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the Stanford University School of Medicine, and several professors of the university.
He proposed Stanford University to help Viet Nam build Big Data, together with cooperation in AI training. He also sought the university's assistance in carrying out agreements reached during his trip, particularly in building institutions, sharing pandemic control experience, training human resources training, and researching and producing medical equipment and medicines.
The US professors appreciated Viet Nam's work to fight COVID-19, and stated that Stanford University and Viet Nam have a lot of potential for cooperation. They suggested some specific projects, such as a program to protect Vietnamese brains, prevention of liver cancer caused by viruses, and a training programme for AI engineers.